Aakash Chopra has said that it would be difficult for the selectors let alone himself to pick 1 between Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav in the middle-order for the T20 World Cup that will take place later this year in the UAE.
No.4 spot tough to decide even for selectors – Aakash Chopra
The Indian team for the World Cup looks to be sorted with many of the players pick themselves in the line-up, there could be a place or two up for the grabs. One such place that is vacant is the no.4 slot which is primarily filled by Shreyas Iyer. But in recent times, Surya Yadav has emerged as a contender owing to his stunning debut in the England T20I series.
Aakash Chopra talking on his Youtube channel answered a fan question who asked, which of the 2 players he will pick at no.4, Suryakumar Yadav or Shreyas Iyer. To which the former Indian opener replied that he was not in a position to answer.
He called it a selection headache for even the selectors but felt that it could be tilted to Iyer’s favor because of his experience at this level and also is the captain of his IPL team.
“This is a very very tough question whom you will like to pick. I am not in a position at the moment and I don’t think even the selectors are in a position to take that call,” Aakash said.
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“If Rahul and Rohit open and Kohli plays at No.3, you play Hardik and Rishabh Pant at No.5 or No.6 or the other way around, then you have got Ravindra Jadeja followed by Washington Sundar. So, only one slot is left and that is No.4. So Shreyas or Suryakumar at No.4, it is a tough call,” he added.
“You will tilt towards Shreyas Iyer only because he has the greater experience, he has already performed well in the ODI team and is also the captain of his team. If he does well in the IPL, you might just go with him, to begin with,” Aakash opined.